Tridite

Other Names

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Use

Tridite consists of approximately 90 percent picric acid and 10 percent dinitrophenol. It was formerly specified as a substitute explosive for shell and bomb loading, but has been replaced as a substitute by trimonite. It has similar advantages to those of trimonite, and adaptability of these two explosives is almost identical, however, is more dangerous to load because of the toxicity of its fumes which accompany its melting.

Source(s)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)